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Alphabet Monkey Birthday Sale

Our Ashkii range by Alphabet Monkey www.blog.alphabetmonkey.com.au


Good morning everyone….. hows the weather hey?? We have gone from a glorious summer like spring to winter today..brr.

But in better news…did you know that this weekend marks Alphabet Monkey turning 4?? Yes it was four years ago when I first set up my Etsy shop. Wow I couldn’t hardly even upload a photo back then and Campbell was only about 9 months old.  Wow how much has changed in that time.

Well to celebrate we will be having a 4 day SALE in our online store.

Alphabet Monkey birthday sale

We will be offering 25% off our entire Ashkii/Brave and Storm Range from 9am Thursday 16 (yes tomorrow) until midnight on Sunday 19 Aust EST. So if you haven’t had a chance to grab any yet or want to add to what you have now is the time.

Other items ( like our elephants) that are not included in the sale will still be available in our Etsy store.

Ashkii/Brave range SS14/15 by Alphabet Monkey. www.blog.alphabetmonkey.com.au.  Cool boys

All our prints are available as quilts , cushions and fitted sheets.

Ashkii /Brave SS14/15 by Alphabet Monkey  www.blog.alphabetmonkey.com.au

Ashkii range SS14/15 by Alphabet Monkey. www.blog.alphabetmonkey.com.au #teepee #b

Ashkii Range SS14/15 by Alphabet Monkey

Ashkii Single bed quilt cover has black arrows on the back..mix and match with our pillowcases and cushions

Stormy cot collection by alphabet monkey..the ABC of cool boys spaces. www.blog.alphabetmonkey.com.au

Our Storm range is also available as an XL boori size patchwork quilt as well as the modern quilt style pictured.

Stormy Quilt cover by alphabet monkey.. the ABC of cool boys spaces.

Our Storm single bed quilt is reversible with for a monochromatic raindrop look on the back.

Stormy collection by alphabet monkey..the ABC of cool boys spaces. www.blog.alphabetmonkey.com.auAnd we also have soft organic cotton newborn swaddles available in all our cool patterns.

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Little Indian Nursery…

Little Indian nursery by alphabet monkey.com.au. Cool bedding for little boys.


Hello again,

Today I have put together a little nursery collage cause I haven’t done one in ages. I’ve mixed up the Ashkii range with some great other nursery products to create the Little Indian Nursery.

You may notice that gorgeous emerald green metal cot  by Incy Interiors featuring front and centre.  It’s the latest colour in their metal range arriving in September.  This only confirms to be that we are definitely yet to see more of this vibrant shade in kids interiors yet.  Emerald was the Pantone colour of the year in 2013 and I was actually surprised that I didn’t see all that much of it around.  Especially in interiors .  But as I predicted it is creeping in more and more this year in both fashion and interiors and I think that as mums tire of black, white and yellow ..they will move onto this fresh colour.

You will find our Ashkii linen available in our online store here.  The good news is that it may be here as early as next week.. a bit earlier than anticipated. We have already had such an overwhelming response to preorders from those of you who don’t want to miss out and we will have them posted off to you as soon as they arrive.

The super cool ‘Wild and Free ‘ print is from our friends at  May and Belle  , I have it in yellow but I’ll have to get the green now.

That gorgeous hand made timber feather mobile is from Etsy at The Red Bird shop

And the super cute paper cutout Teepee wall art is from Piccolo Studio


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Green with Envy… Interior Trend

So Emerald was named the Pantone colour of the 2013 … so we’ve had all year to get used to it so how do you feel about it?

I feel like I haven’t seen as much of it as I hoped to.



Most of us feel quite safe decorating with greens like pistachio and olive. But this shade is a little different..more intense.  Is it too bold for you to work into your home?  Your wardrobe? A little dash will do the trick.

I own a few pieces of clothing in this colour and love it. I have been on the lookout for the colour to trickle through from fashion into interiors and although I’ve seen some great uses I haven’t seen it used much in kids rooms or nurseries…yet.

I came across this fantastic scandi style boys room on pinterest and was mesmerised by it.  I just love that brilliant green wardrobe and it’s contrast to the stark white and black.




The raw timber brings some rustic warmth to the room.. I love how they have dipped the feet of the stool in white..blending it into the floor.




And of course the vintage elements like that amazing trunk on castors just makes it. I love the mix of the room but I wonder if it’s just the green that I’m drawn to. Just because it’s something bold and different. Just look at the interesting ways they have incorporated it in, including that half wall.


I will be on the lookout for more green and encourage you to consider it for your boys room, or even for a gender neutral nursery. Rainbow brights that are also fashionable at the moment will fit right in too.
I will be embracing this colour in some of my upcoming ranges so you can be sure to be able to find something for a cool , modern nursery.

These amazing pictures are available on my pinterest board but the full story of the owner and the rest of their home as well as more room pics can be found on the & SUUS blog.

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Friday Favourite…Cockatoo Trend

It being Australia Day tomorrow and all, it felt fitting to take a look at a good old aussie icon which seems to be popping up in interiors all over the place.

So todays friday favourite is the loud and proud cockatoo…..

I have seen the image of the cockatoo used in many ways lately, lamps, cushion, lamp shades, ceramics, wallpaper..and mixed into both adult and childrens interiors …it may just be the whole bird trend evolving..designers looking for new bird  forms to feature, god knows we have seen enough of owls.  Also keep a look out for flamingos and toucans which also seem to popping up but we may go there another time.

Although I found so many cockatoo related products for my nursery inspiration board I felt that I would keep it simple..I think you only need a dash of cockatoo.  The wallpaper is understated ( Florence Broadhurst no less) and on trend in colour and the lamp just adds a quirky touch of kitsch humour.

cockatoo nursery

So as we get set for the long weekend, what do you have planned?

 I am having a beautiful friend come to visit which I am really looking forward to. We can just chat and have a nice glass of vino..she is one of those people who just really knows who you are and you can share freely. She is actually the one who encouraged me to start up this blog. Thanks Miss A!!

We have fireworks happening nearby so we will be able to enjoy front row seats from our new deck area..Cam is already looking forward to it.

For those you you who may be overseas, Australia Day is often associated with beach visits, bbq, eating lamb, pavlova, lamingtons, wearing and waving aussie flags..and what aussies love most of all is a long weekend.

So whatever you have planned just kick back, enjoy and remember how lucky we really are to live in Australia.

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Emerald Green.. Colour trend

If you haven’t already heard emerald green has been announced as the Pantone colour of the year for 2013 so expect to see more of it. Pantone is basically the guru of colour in the design world and they have described the shade as the colour of growth, renewal and prosperity.

Whilst I have seen quite a bit of it around in fashion and interiors, in fact I bought myself a beautiful green dress just last week , I don’t really see a great deal of emerald in nurseries.


Of course a strong green is fabulous mixed with navy for a little boy but look at this gorgeous little nursery which has such a fresh and modern look.

Have you considered using this green for your little ones nursery?


Nursery image via Lille Maison or visit my Pinterest boards for more nursery ideas.

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